Ontario Provincial Police has arrested a 63-year-old man in connection with a multiple-vehicle collision in Leamington on August 31.
Authorities say that the accident occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening after the driver, Martin Klassen, reportedly struck five parked cars and a pole, causing a power outage in the area.
Klassen was westbound on Point Pelee Drive traveling at an unknown rate of speed when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck and initiated the crash.
Police say there were no injuries and the property damage assessment is pending.
Klassen, who was arrested on the accident scene, is facing multiple charges linked to driving under the influence; his blood alcohol levels exceeded 80 milligrams at the time of his arrest, while charges for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failure to remain at the scene were also applied.
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